Download ETHAN FROME free in PDF & EPUB format. Download Edith Wharton, 's ETHAN FROME for your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile. Ethan Frome. By. Edith Wharton. Introduction. I had the story, bit by bit, from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, each time it was a different. Ethan Frome. By. Edith Wharton. Chapter 1. The village lay under two feet of snow, with drifts at the windy corners. In a sky of iron the points of the Dipper hung.
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What contrasting setting is mentioned early on? Note the descriptions of Ethan. Why moral isolation? Whose views of his place and this man are these? That is, who is narrating? Where does he a stranger get his information? What changes do you notice once we get into Chapter I?
That is, who is narrating?
Where does he a stranger get his information? What changes do you notice once we get into Chapter I?
What narrative viewpoint is used now? What is the effect of being introduced to the title character in middle age before meeting him 24 years earlier, at age 28? What interest of his suggests his intellectual curiosity? How well does his native place allow him to satisfy this curiosity?
How old is she? How did they happen to marry? Is it a happy match?
Compare Zeena with her cousin, Mattie Silver. How does Ethan feel about Mattie? Do his feelings get expressed in word or deed? Why or why not? What does the big elm tree represent?
What is suggested by the breaking of the pickle dish and the unsuccessful attempt to glue it back together? Why then does he change his mind? Mattie soon comes out of the dance, and Ethan watches while Denis Eady tries to give her a ride home. She brushes him off and then Ethan reveals his presence. Ethan and Mattie are happy to see each other. They discuss possibly doing some sledding in the future.
Neither is afraid to sled down the hill — at the bottom of which lies the deadly elm tree. The walk home is altogether lovely and romantic, but when they arrive, the house key isn't under the mat like it usually is. Soon, Zeena, looking ill and scary, comes downstairs and lets them in.
She's usually in bed by this hour but she couldn't sleep. She is obviously suspicious of their behavior. The next day she announces that she will be gone overnight visiting a new doctor. Mattie and Ethan make good use of her absence and enjoy a romantic dinner for two.
Unfortunately, the cat breaks Zeena's favorite dish and Ethan isn't able to locate any glue until after Zeena gets back. The first thing Zeena does when she gets home is to tell Ethan that she's kicking out Mattie. He protests, but fighting is useless. Then Zeena finds the broken pickle dish and is super upset it had been a wedding gift.
Ethan decides he'll run away with Mattie, but then a combination of lack of cash and guilt stop him. Still, he insists on driving Mattie to the train station.
He takes her on the long route, so they can look at different places they enjoyed together.
By the time they get to the town sledding hill, it's already dark. As they are contemplating sledding, and pondering the hopelessness of their situation, Mattie suggests that they sled into the elm tree and kill themselves. Ethan agrees and they smash into the tree. But they survive.
Then the story goes back to the present and we find the engineer right where we left him, about to enter the Frome kitchen.